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‘ūkēkē musician

Asked to name a stringed instrument form Hawaiʻi, most people think of the ukulele. However, the ukulele arrived in the archipelago by way of Portuguese immigrants. Hawaiʻi's only indigenous stringed instrument is the ‘ūkēkē, a strip of wood with three strings and played using the...

Hanalei taro fields

Read about the history and future of kalo (taro) cultivation in Hawaiʻi. Kalo is the root vegetable that the traditional Hawaiian staple poi is made from. The largest kalo farms are located here on Kauaʻi, in Hanalei.

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koloa duck

A study from Colorado State University reports some good news for the koloa, the only endemic duck remaining on the main Hawaiian Islands. Although the endangered koloa is facing genetic extinction due to interbreeding with feral mallards on most Hawaiian islands, the population...

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